This story song with a twist was written by Lee Ann Womack with Adam Wright, whose uncle is Alan Jackson. Womack admitted to Billboard
"We had the idea to write that song, and it talks about having a .38 special, and I just had to make sure that it was honest for me. Then, by the time you get to the end of the song, you realize that it's about a mom protecting her kids. We wrote that on a writing trip out in Southern California, and it turned out to be one of my favorite tracks we did when we were cutting the record."